Tartan & Tweed – Tea Party! Tours! Podcasts!

Tartan & Tweed Tea Party Poster

Tartan & Tweed Tea Party Poster

GARDEN GNOMAD will be at MOPARRC’s Tartan & Tweed Tea Party with an audio and image work that winds-up this summer’s wanderings in community gardens far and wide. Download the audio files to your own listening device to hear as you wander through the garden during the tea party. Or, just bring yourself –I will have extra headsets for visitors to borrow.

The Tartan & Tweed Tea Party is the final event of MOPARRC’s summer residency at Means of Production Community Garden. It will present some of the work that has emerged from the artists’ residency during the past year. Lori Weidenhammer, Lois Klassen and Sharon Kallis have used the garden as a material resource; as a place to meet the community for collaborative work; and as a site to consider community agriculture in the urban environment.

PRESS RELEASE
MOPARRC presents-
Tartan & Tweed Tea Party at Means of Production Community  Garden
Sunday September 13, 1-4pm
North  China Creek  Park: Corner of St Catherines Street and East 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC

Celebrate the Harvest Moon; join us for finger food and wild-crafted tea. Suggested Party Attire: “plaid, tartan and tweed.” The last of three tea parties planned for the season, the Tartan & Tweed Tea Party will feature on-site artworks by Sharon Kallis of community-made artwork using materials grown on site during a year-long artist in residence.

Lori Weidenhammer will give tours of the MOP Bee Garden and discuss some of the reasons she and co-designer Jean Kindratsky chose to grow certain plant varieties. Weather permitting, (and hive permitting) Weidenhammer will also give you the opportunity to try out her solar powered sonic therapy chair.

Garden Gnomad PodcastsLois Klassen’s summer-long Garden Gnomad Project presents a series of short audio works to guide visitors to hidden secrets in the Means of Production Garden. Bring your iPod, portable CD player, transistor (there will be some available to borrow) and load up podcasts from the solar-powered Garden Gnomad machine. Download the podcast ahead of time by following instructions posted here: https://gardengnomad.wordpress.com/

Performances by:
The Legion of Flying Monkeys Horn Orchestra
and special guest Gnomie

Note: Uneven terrain.  Proper foot wear recommended; children must be supervised.

For more information about the garden events, and to be placed on an e-mail listing for MOP garden events, email moparrc@gmail.com. Or visit http://moparrc.wordpress.com/

Media can call Sharon Kallis at 604-215-9501

Project partners: Environmental Youth Alliance, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation,  Community Arts Council of Vancouver

Project Funders: The Mount Pleasant Community Association, Canada Council for the Arts, Vancouver Office of Cultural Affairs.

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